Drug dealer in Mac Miller case sentenced to over 17 years for fentanyl distribution

One of the three men charged in connection with Mac Miller’s 2018 death from a drug overdose was sentenced to 17 years and six months in prison.

Stephen Andrew Walter, 49, was sentenced on Monday (May 16) after pleading guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl. Walter previously agreed to a 17-year sentence as part of a plea agreement last year, dropping the more serious charge of distributing fentanyl resulting in death.

However, the judge in the case, Otis D. Wright II, dismissed the plea this week on the grounds that Walter’s continued sale of the drug oxycontin led to Miller’s overdose following the rapper’s death.

It is alleged that Walter provided oxycontin pills laced with fentanyl to co-defendant Cameron James Pettit in September 2018.

These pills were then said to have been provided to Miller, along with cocaine and Xanax. The rapper was found dead on September 7, and his death was later attributed to an accidental drug overdose caused by a “mixed drug poison” consisting of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

Walter has repeatedly testified that he was not aware that the pills he provided to co-defendant Cameron James Pettit contained fentanyl. He also claimed that he was unaware of Miller’s death until his arrest. As Rolling Stone reports, he reiterated these statements when speaking in Los Angeles court this week, also apologizing to the Miller family.

Walter said: “My actions caused a lot of pain and for that I truly regret. “I am not the type of person who wants to hurt anyone. It’s not me. But it says on the paper that I continued to do it after I knew there was death, that’s not true, sir. ”

Walter testified in court that he instructed Reavis to deliver the pills to Pettit because he believed Pettit was intending to take the pills himself. “He never told me anything about [Miller]. He didn’t tell me he was going to give those pills to someone else,” Walter said.

“I think it was for him – for personal use. And then he gave them to [Miller] with cocaine and Xanax, or whatever. I am not willing to do that and have no intention of doing anything other than [sell to] Cameron Pettit.

Two days later, on an overdose, Cameron never called me and told me about it, that he had nothing to do with him. So I don’t know that someone passed. If I had known, I would not have continued such behavior.”

Pettit’s case is still pending. If convicted on drug conspiracy and distribution charges, Pettit – who pleaded not guilty in October 2019 – faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years and the possibility of life in prison without parole.

Last month, Reavis was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for his role in Miller’s death. Before sentencing, an emotional statement was read in court from Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers.

“My life went dark the moment Malcolm left this world,” she said. “Malcolm is who I am, more than a son. We had a deep, special and irreplaceable bond and kinship. We talk almost every day about everything – his life, plans, music, dreams.

“He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl. He wants to live, and is excited about the future. The hole in my heart will always be there. ”

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Emma James

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